The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that people who cheat foreign governments of tax revenue can be prosecuted under U.S. law for wire fraud.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the fraud convictions for three men accused of sneaking thousands of cases of whisky, vodka and rum into Canada from the United States and avoiding millions in Canadian taxes. Canada did not pursue the trio for tax evasion, but American prosecutors did and they were sentenced to prison.